Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ed Cash is one of my musical heroes and he replied to an e-mail

That’s awesome!


From: Ed Cash []
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 11:18 AM
To: McGinnis, David R.
Subject: Re: i've waited TOO long, you have to hook me up!


David - thanks for the email!


Wow - that's going back a ways in my memory :)


I still want to record one of these days ....










On Apr 19, 2011, at 3:08 PM, McGinnis, David R. wrote:


   It’s been so many years since I’ve heard you sing.

I asked you years ago for your song “Miserable” to be recorded, but you’ve been so busy.

Do you have a boot-leg copy? I want to hear it!


“I’m doin’ Alright, I’m doin’ just fine, why can’t you just let me be?”

“My life is mine now, and I know just how…” sumthin sumthin sumthin else

“I’m miserable”




Many loves (but not in a gay way),

David McGinnis


P.S. when I worked at Frontier Ranch with Derek Webb 12 years ago he said you were even better at producing than you were at singing.

Even if that’s true, I miss your singing.




Friday, March 25, 2011

2.5 V Communication

I used FaceTime last night for the first time. A guy I work with has an iPhone 4 and even though he’s more refined and older than I, he wanted to see it work too, so when I called him last night, he was happy to call me back (as he was apparently in his underwear when I called the first time… certainly a downside to FaceTime) it took a few tries, apparently he didn’t have his Wi-Fi enabled.


It’s a pretty neat tool, and even though he and I didn’t look at each other hardly at all, I got to see his huge flatscreen mounted over the fireplace and he got to see my 13” GoldStar sitting on the accent table, my kids, my wife, my back deck.


Even when the novelty of showing each other the homes we’ve never been in had worn off, it was still more interesting than just a phone call.


I haven’t yet decided if it requires more engagement/attention, or if it hampers the quality of your conversation. It’s more than 2V communication, but not quite 3V, so I’ll give it a 2.5V.   It was just a test call anyway, so my hopes were met in less than 1 second when I saw him on my phone.

That’s a pretty neat trick.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dangerous times

These are dangerous times when everything (seemingly EVERY thing) is more interesting than what I NEED to do.


Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, I’m sure I’ll get right to work!